Roosevelt Creek Watershed
The Roosevelt Creek Watershed, located in central Pinellas County, is 11 square miles of intensely developed urban land and contains portions of the cities of Pinellas Park and St. Petersburg. The watershed abuts an estuary marsh and discharges into the Gulf of Mexico via Old Tampa Bay through three major channels that total 9.5 miles in length and are made up of storm sewers and ditches.
- The County is moving forward with design of improvements to Channel 5, which was the recommended alternative (#2) in the Preliminary Engineering Report (PER) completed in 2016. A public information meeting will be held soon to share project design information developed by the consulting firm thus far.
- A watershed study was completed to provide information on flood protection as well as water quality and the health of natural systems. The study recommended twelve projects to reduce flooding and improve water quality in the watershed. These projects will be prioritized for inclusion in the Capital Improvement Program.
- The County partnered with Southwest Florida Water Management District to evaluate the sources of nutrients in Channel 5 (one of the watershed's subbasins). The study was complete in 2010.
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